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Old 08-07-2003, 13:47   #141
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earl_roberts, if you're looking for reprints, head over to www.moviemarket.co.uk - search for individual movie titles rather than Hitchcock, searching for the latter seems to miss out quite a lot! They do also have a Psycho poster - they also have an original Italian poster which as excellent artwork, but alas, they don't sell it in the reprints section and so is VERY expensive!!

If you're on the lookout for originals, take a look at www.cineartgallery.com


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Old 08-07-2003, 18:58   #142
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Thanks a lot!!!
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Old 09-08-2003, 19:29   #143
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Time to bump this thread I think, and promote once again tips4tnt's excellent site...

http://daveyp.dns2go.com/hitchcock/

Just been using the info there to increase my collection with a bunch of orders at Play (they're still doing buy one get one free on the Universal discs, which makes them £10 each, and I discovered that once you've got two all the rest are £10 each no matter if you get an odd amount ).


Anyway, onto a question...

Anyone know of a nice set of matching covers for the entire Hitch catalogue? I'm sure there isn't but it would be great if I could get them all to match as I've got so many different covers from the various versions and regions
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Old 09-08-2003, 20:18   #144
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that would be nice, a bit like the alternative Bond covers that were done?

the Region 2 covers are truly awful though, black and white or sepia prints for films that are actually in colour.. a very odd choice when this is known to put people buying films.

the Region 1 covers are far better.

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Old 09-08-2003, 21:28   #145
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that would be nice, a bit like the alternative Bond covers that were done?

the Region 2 covers are truly awful though, black and white or sepia printers for films that are actually in colour.. a very odd choice when this is known to put people buying films.

the Region 1 covers are far better.
And I've now got mixed R2/R4 covers. Some in the old style black&white design and some in the new coloured design with matching spines, except they'll never match because I want the best versions possible and you can't get the best by sticking to R2/R4 (or even by sticking to R1).
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Old 25-10-2003, 17:24   #146
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bump - haven't seen this thread active in a while, so why not?
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Old 26-10-2003, 07:51   #147
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I'm more than happy to scan in any of the "old style" Hitch DVD covers (which I much prefer to the new ones), although most of mine are Australian discs.

As it's been a while, here's a quickie update about the site:

It's now hosted on a proper server, rather than running off my hard drive. I've changed the code so that it's all static HTML instead of being dynamically generated - I'm still working on getting the "rate this film/DVD" back up and running. Finally, there's a new message board up and running.

As always, if anyone has any ideas for the site, don't be shy!

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Old 26-10-2003, 10:36   #148
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if anyone is interested, to catch a thief is on channel 5 today at 2.40pm.
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Old 26-10-2003, 14:09   #149
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if anyone is interested, to catch a thief is on channel 5 today at 2.40pm.
ah yes. I was just about to give a heads up on that. You beat me to it

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Old 26-10-2003, 16:05   #150
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if anyone is interested, to catch a thief is on channel 5 today at 2.40pm.
It's anamorphic widescreen too (shame about the adverts, but there aren't too many it seems).
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Old 26-10-2003, 19:57   #151
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Just spotted that play.com have got North by Northwest R2 on offer at a bargainous £6.49
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Old 08-01-2004, 20:00   #152
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Thought a few of you may be interested in this...

Just bought a copy of the latest Total Film today and in the SpinSelection section they had a review of a new-ish Hitch biography - and gave it five stars Think I'll give it a go and get it ordered in the coming days... anyways, the details:

Alfred Hitchcock: A Life in Darkness and Light



P.M. McGilligan ISBN: 0470869720

direct amazon.co.uk link (£13.99)


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Old 13-01-2004, 14:57   #153
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Well it turned up this morning!



It weighs in at over 800 pages in harback variety. Split into 6 'parts' and 18 chapters, the whole thing is based around groupings of the years. Towards the back, there are 40 pages of filmography (1920-1976) & TV credits (1955-1963) - around a paragraph per film I suppose.

Looks very good from a quicky first glance! Hopefully the size will be worthwhile with in-depth content


Time to get going on it I guess
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Old 02-03-2004, 01:08   #154
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UP!

Just picked up Vertigo in my local Fopp for £7. Would love one of the big 17 disc collection jobs but i cannot afford to spend £150 at once. Shall just pick up a hitchcock dvd every month i expect

Also there are loads of titles at £7.99 each at play
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Old 02-03-2004, 09:19   #155
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Is Dial M for Murder available as a single disk?
I can't find it anywhere....
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Old 02-03-2004, 16:41   #156
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It's only available as either a region 0 Korean disc or in bootleg collections:

http://www.daveyp.com/hitchcock/films/dialmformurder/

...from what I remember, the Korean transfer was fairly average.

Warner Bros have said that they're preparing several Hitchcock DVDs for release in 2004, but (AFAIK) they've not said which ones - hopefully "Dial M" will be one of them!

[edit] as Thomasc1982 pointed out, play.com are selling all of the titles that comprised the first 14 Universal releases for £7.99, although it's worth paying a bit more for region 1 versions of "Birds" and "Psycho".

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Old 02-03-2004, 18:00   #157
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Warner Bros have said that they're preparing several Hitchcock DVDs for release in 2004, but (AFAIK) they've not said which ones
In Holland they've announced the following for release in November 2004:

The Wrong Man
I Confess
Stage Fright
Dial M For Murder
and a 2-disc SE of Strangers On A Train
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Old 02-03-2004, 18:25   #158
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Brilliant news! , especially on the SE of SoaT.

I've been yearning for a cleaned up version since buying the current release.

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Excellent news hitch_fan!!!

Four of those five are currently unavailable on DVD in the west
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Hitch_fan, is that Dutch announcement about the 5 Warner Brothers releases online, and if so, could you please provide a link? Lifeboat is rumoured as a R1 release from Fox in 2005. As has already been mentioned, Strangers on a Train & Dial M for Murder (latter has been confirmed by Warner as a R1 release for this year) are already available on DVD, but if the other 4 releases can be confirmed, this will reduce the list of Hitch's films that are not commercially available on DVD somewhere to:
  • Number 13 (1922, Unfinished, believed lost)
  • Always Tell Your Wife (1923, Uncredited, only 1st of 2 reels is known to survive)
  • The Pleasure Garden (1925, 1st feature)
  • The Mountain Eagle (1926, No prints known to survive)
  • Champagne (1928, Available on VHS)
  • An Elastic Affair (1930, 10 min comedy short, lost)
  • Elstree Calling (1930, Contributed some sketches to this vaudeville revue)
  • Mary (1930, German version of Murder! Filmed at the same time on the same sets with German actors)
  • Waltzes from Vienna (1933)
  • The House Across the Bay (1940, Contributed some scenes in a plane)
  • Watchtower Over Tommorrow (1945, Uncredited (along with Elia Kazan), US Office of War Information Short)
Then there are the TV episodes he directed... Much of the above information is gathered from IMDB and tips4tnt's wonderful Alfred Hitchcock DVD Information Site.
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